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“How to go deep into your spiritual self without drowning”

I bring you a third look at the book by Richard Foster, “Prayer: finding the heart’s true home”. Today, we examine the ‘examen’. What does it take to know ourselves? How do we get deep without drowning in introspection? “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if […]

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“How to talk meaningfully about the Communion”: Part 2

I have a passion to do my best to make sure that our congregation’s members can take a meaningful communion every week. I believe we can avoid dull repetition and boredom. And the opposite problem of going off-topic in such of creativity. The answer, as usual, is to go deeper. I have taught on the […]

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“How to have beautiful hands”

We look at what God’s hands have made. Then at the power and love coming through the hands of Jesus. Finally we look at what our hands can do. Everyone’s hands can be beautiful. Are yours? Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do you have […]

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“Making the most of meaningful movement”

How do we make the most of movement in our worship teams? We discuss some pitfalls which can distract our congregations from meaningful corporate worship. I offer three tips for maximising the meaningfulness of our movement up front. Please leave a comment below so that we can learn from each other. We learn best when […]

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“Prayer and the Father’s Song”

I bring you a second look at the book by Richard Foster, “Prayer: finding the heart’s true home”. Last week we explored at the three dimensions of prayer: inward, outward and upward. Today, I have a couple of quotes for you and a simple story about the Father’s heart for us his children.   Let […]

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“How to give a meaningful talk about the communion”, Part 1

How can we avoid dull repetition or creative confusion when talking about the Lord’s supper? I begin a series looking at different views of the atonement as a way of broadening and deepening our appreciation for the cross. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do […]

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“Inspiring Interviews”

I’m launching an interview series. Please watch/listen and let me know when I could interview you.   Three questions are all we’re looking at: What is a particular strength of your worship team? What have you tried or are trying that is working? What is your one strongest conviction about leading corporate worship? Please share […]

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“The best blend for balanced prayer”

A lack of balance is a problem. Just ask any would-be cyclist. But it can be learned – as my children discovered after falling off their bike for the umpteenth time. Balance was eventually achieved.   What makes for blessed balance? Not different components working independently – but blending. Eyes, hands, feet, muscles, nerves and the […]

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“Top teaching tips from teens”

What’s the best way to speak to teenagers? How about asking one? I reveal top tips passed on to me by a teenager. He gave me ideas based on a recent sermon by a 20-something who connected much better with our teenagers than most of us. Thank you for watching this video. You can find […]

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“The Spiritual Benefits of Unbroken Focussed Worship”

We tried something a little different this last Sunday – around 30 minutes of singing, prayer and readings at the beginning of our service. See what you think of what we did. It is warts-and-all, so be kind! Please share your ideas here by leaving a comment. And please pass this on to one other […]